Mary K. Bryan

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Mary K. Bryan
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Born 1877
Died unknown
Occupation Botanist, Phytopathologist

Mary Katherine Bryan (February 13, 1877 - ?) was an American botanist and phytopathologist.[1] Much of her research involved leaf spots and cankers caused by bacteria.[2]

Life and career[edit]

Bryan was born in Maryland. She earned a bachelor's degree from Stanford University in 1908. She worked at the Bureau of Plant Industry in the United States Department of Agriculture, as a scientific assistant and assistant pathologist from 1909 to 1918.[3]

She and Nellie A. Brown worked for Erwin Frink Smith.[4]


  1. ^ Harvey, Joyce; Ogilvie, Marilyn (2000). The Biographical Dictionary of Women in Science: Pioneering Lives from Ancient Times to the Mid-Twentieth Century, Volume 1. Taylor & Francis, ISBN 9780203801451
  2. ^ Bryan M. K. Studies on bacterial canker of Tomato. Journal of Agricultural Research 1930 Vol. 41 No. 12 pp. 825-851
  3. ^ Staff report (July 21, 1929). Farm News of the Great Southwest. Los Angeles Times
  4. ^ Ainsworth, Geoffrey Clough (1981). Introduction to the History of Plant Pathology. Cambridge University Press, ISBN 9780521230322

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